For anyone with a home security system, chances are good that it has Z-Wave technology in there, but that doesn't mean anyone knows that. That's a challenge the Z-Wave Alliance is constantly trying to address, and it's one that incoming executive director Mitchell Klein will be dealing with as well.
Anyone who's spent time in traffic in California can probably appreciate the work that AT&T Labs is doing with the California Department of Transportation and the University of California at Berkeley to create smarter traffic designs and ease congestion.
The nation's local TV stations have historically focused on their broadcasting efforts to viewers in their respective geographic areas, those who have TV sets and antennas to receive the signals. But due to the growth of mobile and online video viewing, those TV stations are increasingly looking to push those broadcasts to computers, smartphones and tablets.
Swirl Networks is introducing what it calls the industry's most advanced, secure and longest-lasting battery powered Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the car maker plans to cash in on the wireless connections the company is building into its cars by expanding car-sharing services, offering more autonomous driving features and providing new services through smartphone apps. In comments to Reuters, Barra said GM aims to "disrupt ourselves" through connected car offerings by creating a relationship between GM and its customers that extends beyond the automobile.
CenturyLink is tuning into the growing mobile nature of its business customers with its Business Communicator app, allowing customers to connect their VoIP users to their unified communications services from computers and devices.
Frontier has taken another step forward in its home automation drive, announcing support for Nest's Nest Cam and Nest Protect for qualifying broadband customers.
The 3GPP took a big step forward last week in defining a new LTE standard designed for the low-power and low-bandwidth nature of the Internet of Things.
The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, leading to a positive effect on the overall MCU market growth. In fact, without the IoT, the MCU market would likely stagnate by the end of the decade, according to research firm IHS.
Automobile associations, as well as the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), Intelsat and Qualcomm are all asking the FCC, in coordination with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Commerce (DOC), to conduct thorough testing for the development of vehicle safety technology in the 5.9 GHz band.